The Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer. Two words all men dread to hear.
You’ve been warned about this common type of cancer your entire adult life. But what do you really know about it besides its clear danger? In this simple guide, you’ll learn more about this prevalent disease. And most importantly, you’ll learn the importance of catching it before it really gets going. Because at X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide education, prevention, and treatment to communities in the greater Sante Fe and Albuquerque areas.
The Little Gland That Causes Big Problems
The prostate gland is a tiny gland no larger than a walnut. Its main function is to create the liquid that moves and replenishes sperm.
We know what you’re thinking. How can a bringer of life morph into something that threatens your very existence? Well, you can blame the growth of abnormal cells for this heel turn. The mutated cells multiply and spread — taking over the surrounding areas until normal cells cease to exist. To stop cancer cells from gaining ground, you must look for the warning signs found in the next section.
Keep An Eye Out For These Symptoms
Prostate cancer is especially dangerous because the indicators are hard to pinpoint during its beginning stages. As it progresses, the most common symptoms include:
- Pelvic Aching
- Difficulty urinating
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Bone Pain
- Blood in ejaculate
Get A Biopsy Today
Don’t take your life for granted. Even if you aren’t experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should still get a biopsy to check for prostate cancer. At X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, our radiology experts will perform an image-guided biopsy with your comfort and safety in mind.
Don’t Take A Chance With Heart Disease
“Uh oh.” That’s your first reaction to chest pain, followed by a question nobody wants to ask oneself: “Am I having a heart attack?” If you’re reading this, the answer was most likely no. But that may change in the future. In this short piece, you’ll learn how to identify heart disease. If you feel that any of the symptoms below apply to you, contact our team at X-Ray Associates of New Mexico today to shed further light on your chest pain.
Understanding The Heart of The Matter
Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, instills such fear in Americans that we even tolerate eating Cheerios as a method of prevention.
Heart disease itself stems from a wide range of conditions including artery blockage, inflamed blood vessels, weak heart muscles, and heart infections. Although the causes vary, the symptoms are largely the same. You can expect to experience shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and an abnormal heartbeat.
We cannot emphasize how dangerous heart disease is. If left untreated, it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Because of this hazard, X-Ray Associates of New Mexico recommends that you come in for an arteriogram at the first sign of these symptoms.
Schedule Your Arteriogram Without Delay
An arteriogram is a “road map” of your arteries made from a minimally invasive test called an arteriography. Think of it as an x-ray that identifies abnormalities in your arteries and blood vessels. This procedure only lasts one to two hours so you can potentially save your life in the time it takes you to get home during rush hour traffic.LEARN MORE ABOUT ARTERIOGRAMS
For over 70 years, X-Ray Associates of New Mexico has been faithfully serving the radiology needs of communities in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas. We’ve lasted this long due to our expertise and steadfast commitment to integrity. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll experience an unrivaled caring atmosphere supported by a team of expert radiologists and compassionate staff.
So don’t wait. Schedule an arteriogram at our El Camino Imaging Center, X-Ray Associates at Farmington and X-Ray Associates at Santa Fe locations today. Because one hour is all it takes to preserve your beautiful life.